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Miss Mary (#47398270)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 16 days
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Hello! I have volunteered to assist because so many people have aided and enriched me in the past; I like to be helpful and am returning debts owed to others. Another reason I do this is to connect the past with the future through the present, and to reveal history writ small in the form of individual lives.
-- Miss Mary
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Mike Cronk
RE: Irene LANE (1898-1916)

Good Morning Mary,

I transferred the nine Lane 'Find A Grave' memorials I had under my management in Martin Cemetery to your care. I know how much that would mean to me if the roles were reversed...and many others in the 'Find A Grave' community have shown me the same kindness and consideration.

I see that the date is fast approaching of the first anniversary of your father's death. I want to offer my condolences to you and your family on your loss. This is one of those occasions where words do…utterly…fail. My own father died 4 May 2014.

And, yes, I am the Mike Cronk who graduated from Forest Hills in the Class of '72. That seems like 3 or 4 lifetimes ago, and is increasingly gauzy in my memory.

I wish you continued good fortune in exploring and uncovering your own family heritage. It is a most rewarding endeavor…and one that never really ends. I had grown up with the family stories. My grandmother used to pull out the family photo album and we would sit on her couch perusing the yellowed and crumbling pages while she would relate stories of the family and old Grand Rapids. So, it was a natural segue when at a 1970 party at Bonnie Hunter’s, Kathy Mooney talked about doing gravestone rubbings with a genealogist by the name of Margie Jenkins. Kathy gave me her phone number and I ended up meeting with Margie in the old Genealogy Room of the Grand Rapids Public Library downtown. Margie instructed me on the mechanics of delving into my own family origins. And, so it began…

Recording the burials in Martin Cemetery was my first cemetery-wide foray on ‘Find A Grave’. Martin Cemetery was relatively small and easy to get a handle on. From there I moved to the interments in Graceland Mausoleum…then Cascade Cemetery…and finally to a major cemetery, Mount Calvary in Grand Rapids, where my father and four generations of my mother’s family are buried. I have gotten immense satisfaction working on all these projects due to the delicious blending of both family genealogy and local history.

Well, time to sign off. My day begins…

Be Well,

Added by Mike Cronk on Apr 18, 2017 3:49 AM
Links can only be added directly for spouses and parents--they then show up on the other end, and siblings show on each others' pages when linked to the same parent(s).

In the case of John Henry "Harry" Lane, it doesn't matter that the creator of his page is now a Fallen Graver--you can still submit the parent links by using the automated system. Find A Grave might accept them sooner than 20 days, but at the very least they'll be accepted automatically by then.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jun 23, 2016 5:38 PM
RE: Dorothy
Hi Mary - Thanks for your interest in Dorothy. I have viewed all the links you sent - of course, I have seen them before, having searched this line of my ancestors for about 10 years now.

I have not seen "Dolly" used as a nickname for her. Did I miss that in one of the links?
Added by history4sure on Feb 19, 2016 5:00 PM
Scott Stylos
RE: Lyman graves - Old Hadley Cemetery
Hi Miss Mary,

Joanna Eastman Lyman is buried in a large section of Eastmans in an old part of the cemetery, between Timothy and Mercy Eastman. There are no Lymans in the immediate vicinity. I didn't find a Lyman section in the short time I was there today. I will keep an eye out next time I am there, to try to answer your question about the proximity of the Lyman headstones.

Scott S.
Added by Scott Stylos on Oct 28, 2014 8:18 PM
Donna Ruhland Bonning
RE: Stephen Miller
You're very welcome!

Merry Christmas!

Added by Donna Ruhland Bonning on Dec 24, 2013 9:27 AM
RE: info on your Mark Howes memorial
thanks, updated the memorials
Added by Anonymous on Aug 03, 2012 6:39 AM
RE: Mark Howes
glad this was helpful...FYI all gravestones in Plainfield were recorded back in late 1940's/early 1950's by Thomas Packard. Memorials were created of All his findings on Find A Grave. Plainfield library and historical society staff are very friendly...
Added by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012 6:36 AM
Kevin Avery
azubah hall
You are very welcome, Mary! Several of us are trying to find everyone in Franklin Co through this site, and we are making some good progress!

Added by Kevin Avery on Jul 25, 2012 7:52 AM
Mark Howes
my thanks for your note! I updated his memorial and was able to link him to his parents plus his son Mark who is buried in Plainfield :) great teamwork :):):)
Added by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 5:07 AM
the moo
RE: graves of John & Martha Miller
Thanks! Yes, I'm quite certain they are next to each other.
Added by the moo on Apr 22, 2012 8:30 PM
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